Whitesburg KY

Hospital earns honor

Whitesburg Hospital is one of five Appalachian Regional Healthcare facilities named to the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Emergency Quality Network Honor Roll.

ARH and the other 2019 Honor Roll awardees have been recognized for their achievements in improving outcomes for sepsis patients and reducing opioid-associated harm through safer prescribing and the implementation of evidence-based interventions. The ARH facilities included in the honor roll are:

• Barbourville ARH Hospital

• Hazard ARH Regional Medical Center

• Mary Breckinridge ARH Hospital

• Tug Valley ARH Regional Medical Center

• Whitesburg ARH Hospital

In total, 192 emergency departments were named to the 2019 Honor Roll, all of which participated in a yearlong learning collaborative that included virtual quality improvement activities and sharing of performance data.

“We’re so proud to be awarded this recognition by ACEP,” said Joe Grossman, ARH CEO, “and the fact that we’re the only Kentucky organization honored makes it even more exciting for us. Everyone at ARH is dedicated to providing the best care to the communities we serve and it’s wonderful to be recognized for that.”

To date, over 1,800 EDs and 39,000 emergency medical providers have participated in E-QUAL collaboratives. The collaboratives have resulted in more efficient and better care and better outcomes for patients, ARH said in a statement.

The American College of Emergency Physicians is a professional organization made up of emergency room doctors.

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